Former Neiman Marcus president passes

Dallas — Stanley Marcus, the former president and chairman of Neiman Marcus, has died at the age of 96.

Marcus joined the retailer, founded by his father Herbert Marcus and his aunt and uncle Carrie and Al Neiman, in the 1920s and was known for his high standards and imagination. He retired in 1975 as chairman emeritus.

Allen Questrom, the former president and ceo of Neiman Marcus, who is now chairman and ceo of JCPenney, commented, "Stanley Marcus will be greatly missed. Every merchant I have ever known looked up to [him] because he was such a fascinating man and had a deep understanding of the retail business. He was a consummate salesman. He never lost his focus on the top line. His contributions to the industry and to the city of Dallas are immeasurable and will forever be remembered."

Home & Textiles Today Staff | News & Commentary

 Home Textiles Today is the market-leading brand covering the home and textiles markets, offering a comprehensive package of print and online products. Home & Textiles Today provides industry news, product trends and introductions, exclusive industry research, consumer data, store operations solutions, trade show news and much more.

Featured Video

  • Live From New York: Fashion Comes Across the Pond

    Camera Icon More Videos

Subscribe to
Home & Textiles Today eDaily
Receive the news you need to know about the trends in the industry delivered right to your inbox.


HTT Cover October 2017

See the October 2017 issue of Home & Textiles Today. In this issue, we look at the Top 25 Online Retailers.  H&TT's exclusive annual ranking of the biggest online sellers of home textiles finds that while pure play etailers continue to fly, bricks & clicks are digging into omnichannel. See details!